A Very British Summer!
I hope that you are all well.
I have just about got back to 'normal' (whatever that is) after the jet lag and am ready for the final blog!
What have I been doing?
Well actually a bit of sightseeing!
Sophie has a presentation to do this Friday so I thought it best to not distract her, so I decided to stay with a mutual friend near London and do some sightseeing.
I have been to see Saint Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Malaysia week in London (very tasty food), The London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus and the Chinese Embassy!
The last might not be on everyone's list of places to visit whilst in London but now I have a visa to visit China this September for a few days which I am very excited about. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the Great Wall of China and some Chinese food in China!
I LOVE sightseeing in London and the rest of Britain. I really feel that I enjoy Britain when I come back, the food the sights and the interactions with people.
Being back in Britain is also a bit of a challenge! Yes even for a native speaker you have to get back into the way people speak to you and joke and make comments. It is quite different from Japan where interactions are quite tightly controlled, most of the time.
The other great thing about being back in Britain is the weather!
Yes really it is so interesting and varied every day!
The other day was cold, sunny, hot, windy, cloudy, rainy and then hot again!
In Kyoto in the summer it is hot, humid and sunny when you wake up and stays the same throughout the day.
Now isn't that boring!
Is anything bad about being back?
I can't believe how much people talk on their mobile phones on trains and buses here that almost never happens in Japan! Maybe I will notice other annoying things as the days go by!
Finally I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments, challenging questions and interest in me and my blog this month. Writing a blog is a strange experience but knowing that many people are reading your thoughts is very rewarding too.
Of course I would particularly like to congratulate Rosi on her own wonderful blog which I have enjoyed reading very much. The photos were great too funny, beautiful and informative.
It only remains for me to wish the next bloggers the best of luck and I trust that everyone will keep on reading and adding to this great resource. Everyone who writes in is helping to make this site the special place that it is.
All my best wishes
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